The Pizitz featured in “7 Delectable Food Halls in Historic Buildings”

The Pizitz is a multi-use development with food stalls, retail space, residences and a working space. Photo via The Pizitz

Earlier this month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation included Birmingham’s The Pizitz Food Hall on its list, Visit These 7 Delectable Food Halls in Historic Buildings.

National recognition

Guests enjoying food in the Pizitz’s open-air patio. Photo via The Pizitz.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of America’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage. Since The Pizitz Food Hall opened just under 3 years ago, it is exciting to see The Pizitz already honored by a national organization!

“We’re honored to be included in Preservation Magazine’s article. The Pizitz holds a special place in the hearts of many Birmingham residents as the cornerstone of our downtown revitalization. With 14 food stalls offering everything from traditional Nepalese dumplings to burgers and fries, there really is something for every everyone at The Pizitz Food Hall.”

Mindy Rohr, Experience Manager, The Pizitz/Bayer Properties

Before Pizitz was a food hall

The Pizitz Department Store in 1949. Photo by Alfred C. Keily, property of Birmingham Public Library Archives.

Pizitz wasn’t always the ultimate foodie destination in downtown! For 63 years, the downtown Pizitz was the flagship of the Pizitz Department Store empire. Generations of Alabamians shopped in Pizitz’s 13 locations. Pizitz offered just about everything from jeans to color TVs!


However the downtown Pizitz building closed in 1988 and sat empty for 28 years. Despite setbacks, Bayer Properties purchased the building in 2000 and turned it into an integral part of downtown.

Pizitz today

Food stalls at the Pizitz. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

Today, The Pizitz food hall is the go-to spot for food in downtown.

The Pizitz food hall hosts 14 stalls and the Louis Bar in the food hall. For example, the stalls include the new Pho Pho noodles and Birmingham Candy Company! Personally, I’m a fan of The Standard. Their cheeseburgers can’t be topped!


The Louis Bar inside The Pizitz Food Hall. Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now.

We are excited to see The Pizitz Food Hall get the national recognition it deserves!

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